Sydney to Brisbane - Coastal Route North Self Drive

5 Nights

Sydney, NSW

Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast by embarking on a self-drive holiday. Begin in Sydney then discover sights like Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Byron Bay before arriving in Brisbane.

From £441pp


  • Wine region of Hunter Valley
  • 26 golden beaches of Port Stephens
  • Sample fruit at Coffs Harbour
  • Stunning Bayron Bay
  • Soak up the sunshine in Brisbane
  • Day 1 - Sydney To Hunter Valley
  • Day 2 - Hunter Valley To Port Stephens
  • Day 3 - Port Stephens To Coffs Harbour
  • Day 4 - Coffs Harbour To Byron Bay
  • Day 5 - Byron Bay
  • Day 6 - Byron Bay To Brisbane
  • Additional Information

Approximately 160km (99 miles)
Depart Sydney for the Hunter Valley region. Enjoy the great scenery that New South Wales has to offer as you head to the wine region of the Hunter Valley. The neat, rolling vineyards of Pokolbin are home to some of Australia’s most famous wineries and restaurants. There are over 70 wineries welcoming visitors, each with its own character. Some of the scenic backroads lead to delightful restaurants with culinary treasures, served with plenty of Hunter hospitality.

Meals Included: Ro

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill is a picturesque retreat set on 25 acres of tranquillity in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. With many cellar doors and attractions such as Hunter Valley Gardens within easy strolling distance, Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill is the unbeatable location to base yourself.

Approximately 106 Km (66 Miles)
Today you will head to Port Stephens, home to 26 golden beaches and around 150 bottlenose dolphins. We recommend a boat cruise to see the wild dolphins. Port Stephens is the collective name for the port and the peninsula. The giant scoop of Port Stephens is a natural aquatic playground. Known as the Blue Water Wonderland, is a natural bay two and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour and almost enclosed by two dormant volcanic headlands.

Meals Included: Ro

Marina Resort Nelson Bay

Marina Resort is great place to stay in the heart of Nelson Bay. We offer value for money, convenience and friendly service motel accommodation in Nelson Bay. Enjoy beautiful harbour water-views over Nelson Bay.Marina Resort offers a range of 6 rooms to suit your style and budget. Some have Garden views right beside the pool and others have glorious views over Nelson Bay.

Approximately 450kms (280 miles)
Continue north to Coffs Harbour via Port Macquarie, situated at the mouth of the Hastings River and the mid-way point between Sydney and Brisbane. Coff’s Harbour is a tourist resort in the centre of a tropical fruit-growing area. The name of the town was originally Korff’s Harbour after Captain John Korff, who sheltered here in 1847 and liked the place so much he opened a store in the main street. The fact that it is the capital of a major fruit growing area is commemorated by the Big Banana theme park.

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn Premier

Property Location Located in Coffs Harbour, Comfort Inn Premier is convenient to Coffs Harbour Golf Club and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. This motel is within close proximity of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and North Coast Botanic Gardens.

Approximately 250kms (155 miles)
This northern stretch of New South Wales contains some of the most beautiful natural areas in Australia. Depart Coffs Harbour and travel north to Byron Bay, which is the most easterly point on the Australian continent, and home to many artists. The Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia’s most powerful beacon, dominates Byron Bay.

Meals Included: Ro

BreakFree Eco Beach

Property Location When you stay at BreakFree Eco Beach in Byron Bay, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Captain Cook Lookout and Wategos Beach. This aparthotel is within close proximity of Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tallow Beach.

Today is free for you to explore in and around Byron Bay.

Meals Included: Ro

BreakFree Eco Beach

Property Location When you stay at BreakFree Eco Beach in Byron Bay, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Captain Cook Lookout and Wategos Beach. This aparthotel is within close proximity of Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tallow Beach.

Approximately 170kms (106 miles)
Leaving Byron Bay join the Highway and continue north onto Brisbane. Brisbane, the City of Sun Days, is the capital of Queensland. The compact city centre is built along the banks of the Brisbane River, making it easy to explore on foot.

Meals Included: Ro
Price includes:

- Deluxe Documentation Pack
- 5 nights accommodation, room only basis unless specified
- 6 days Hertz Group H car rental


Months: Year Round
Days: Daily

Accommodation (Standard):
Hunter Valley Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill or similar
Port Stephens Marina Resort Nelson Bay or similar
Port Macquarie Country Comfort Waters Edge or similar
Byron Bay Eco Beach Resort or similar

Accommodation (Superior):
Hunter Valley Voco Kirkton Park Hotel or similar
Port Stephens Anchorage Port Stephens or similar
Port Macquarie Sails Resort or similar
Byron Bay The Byron at Byron or similar

Blockout dates:

Please note additional blockout dates are subject to change. Additional block out dates may apply during special event and public holiday periods.

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill: 10-27 Apr 20, 04-20 Jul 20, 26 Sep - 11 Oct, 17 Dec 20 - 26 Jan 21. Surcharge will apply for stays over Friday & Saturday nights. 2 night minimum stay will apply for stays over Saturday nights.
Marina Resort Nelson Bay:
 10-13 Apr 20, 25 Apr 20, 05-08 Jun 20, 02-05 Oct 20, 21 Dec 20 - 21 Jan 21, 26-27 Jan 21. Surcharge will apply for stays over Saturday nights.
Country Comfort Waters Edge : 01-15 Apr 20, 01 - 10 May 20, 25 Sep - 05 Oct 20, 21 Dec 20-15 Feb 21.
Eco Beach Resort: 10-12 Apr 20, 17-19 Jul 20, 19 Sep - 05 Oct 20, 28 Nov - 06 Dec 20, 20 Dec 20 - 25 Jan 21


Voco Kirkton Park Hotel: 24 Dec 20 - 10 Jan 21. Surcharge applies when staying over a Saturday night.
Anchorage Port Stephens: 10-13 Apr 20, 02-04 Oct 20, 24 Dec 20 - 09 Jan 21.
Sails Resort: 10-12 Apr 20, 24-25 Apr 20, 01-03 May 20, 22 Dec 20 - 30 Jan 21, 11-13 Feb 21.
The Byron at Byron: 09-13 Apr 20, 20 Dec 20 - 12 Jan 21.